How to Safely withdraw 85 yr old woman off clonidine.
My mother recently started taking clonidine to control her high blood pressure. She has been trying to taper off slowly but seems to constantly run into a bounce that is very damaging to her. Her blood pressure was up as high as 225/117 during one episode that really harmed her by the time she got it under control by taking more clonidine. She tried atenalol added as her doctor suggested and it caused a hypotensive episode that was scarrey.
Is there any professional group, medical facility or anyone that help us find out how she can safely withdraw from this medication it is causing her to go down hill everytime there is a bounce. She was going to try lebalol(sp) but it is a beta blocker partially and the medical research we have read stated one should get off beta blockers first before trying to withdraw from clonidine. HELP ANY ONE OUT THERE KNOW A RESEARCHER THAT IS THOROUGHLY FAMILIAR WITH THIS PROBLEM. A regular M.D. does not seem to have the correct infomration to help someone elderly get off this safely. She is very hypersensitive to each drug she has tried. Thanks for any help
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